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What kind of holidays does Japan have? What kind of annual events do people observe?


This page describes Japan's holidays, annual events, and school activities to give you an idea of the kind of life Japanese school students lead over the course of a year.


APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR


January
1 New Year's Day hatsumode
2 Lucky Dreams
6-7 Daruma fair
7 The Seven Herbs of Spring
Second Monday Coming-of-Age Day
Early in the month The New Year's Parade of Fire Brigades
11 Partaking of Decorative Mochi
Middle of the month Paying Your Respects to the Seven Deities of Good Fortune

APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC | JAN | FEB | MAR